One of the biggest costume events in the world is kicking off tomorrow. Carnival (Which started on February 28th in Venice) begins with a bang in Panama City, Aruba, Trinidad, St. Maarten, New Orleans, and Rio de Janeiro. While it is not what most would consider traditional theater, the parades of Carnival are certainly a theatrical event and one worth watching; youtube has already dedicated an entire channel to the Carnival Rio events, and photographers are flocking to the already crowded streets of the Carnival Cities. Below are some of my favorite Carnival photos from last year. Enjoy!